Adrian Turner

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Adrian Turner
Personal information
Full name Adrian Roy Turner
National team  Great Britain
Born (1977-01-21) 21 January 1977 (age 40)
Manchester, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb; 12.9 st)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke, medley
Club City of Salford SC
Stockport Metro

Adrian Roy Turner (born 21 January 1977) is a former British Olympic swimmer, known for winning silver and bronze medals representing England at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and reaching the semi-final of the Athens 2004 Games.

Turner represented Great Britain on numerous occasions during his swimming career principally the 2004 Athens Olympic Games where he swam both individual medley events and reached the semi-final stage of the 200m.

Two years earlier at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, he represented England in the 200m individual medley finishing in silver medal position in a time of 2:02.10 and the 400m individual medley finishing with bronze in 4:18.75.

After retiring from international swimming Turner joined up with Olympic team-mate Stephen Parry to found Total Swimming Ltd. The vision of the company is "Revolutionizing Swimming, Changing Lives."

Following the 2004 Athens Olympic Games Turner attended the Universita` per Stranieri di Perugia in Italy, where he studied a post-graduate course in the history of Italian theatre from 2004-2005. He is fluent in Italian. Following this he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, completing a Masters in Text and Performance from 2005-2006. In 2010 he joined the cast of BBC drama The Cut in a recurring role as Coach Reynolds. In the same year he was cast in the lead role in Nice Shirt Films' international Vicks Sinex ad-campaign. From 2010 to 2012 he played Championship footballer Danny Deans in Big Balls Films/WeRInteractive's video-game 'I Am Playr' which was nominated for a BAFTA in 2012 and won the Cannes Golden Lion Award the same year.

He is the brother of TV presenter Beverley Turner and brother-in-law of Olympic rower James Cracknell.

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